Melange des Perles – Instructions Only


Instructions will be emailed within 48 hours of purchase.

Combine large and small beads in varied shapes for this gloriously textural kumihimo rope necklace. Bronze purple colorway. Instructions include Sleeping Beauty colorway.
Featured in Beadwork Magazine, June 2015

Kit Supplies:

  • 40 grams 6º round seed beads in two colors, 22g & 18g (Japanese Toho or Miyuki beads recommended)
  • 24 grams Toho 3mm magatama teardrops, recommend two colors 14g & 10g
  • 10 grams Czech Mini Daggers 2.5x6mm
  • 48 Fire-Polish 6mm, all one color or 24 each of two colors
  • CLon/SLon Tex 135 Bead Cord & split ring
  • Flexible core
  • Magnetic Clasp

Additional Tools & Supplies needed to complete project:

  • Marudai, eight tama, counterweight & chopstick – or – Disk and eight plastic bobbins
  • Thread zapper (or lighter)
  • Two part epoxy adhesive, 5 minute setting
  • FrayCheck or Gum Arabic (for stiffing cord ends, superglue or nail polish can also be used)

Technique: Kumihimo Beaded Braid

Skills: 2-Drop Kongoh & Bead Counting

Experience Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate



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